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3 Expert Tips to Getting Rid of Cockroaches in your Memphis Apartment

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Cockroaches aren’t particularly dangerous for your home. Still, they are known to carry and spread diseases to humans, which means you probably don’t want these pesky insects scurrying about inside. It can be unsettling to discover that you have cockroaches. AAA Termite & Pest Control wants to help you start the year off right, without having to worry about roaches. Find out on our newest blog today three expert tips to getting rid of cockroaches in your Memphis apartment.

Set Out Roach Traps

To get a handle on a roach infestation, you have to first determine the source of the problem. While roaches, like any other pest, can find their way throughout your apartment, they often are in search of food or water. The most likely places for roaches are in kitchens and bathrooms. So, if you spot roaches inside your apartment, investigate further by looking inside your cabinets inside these rooms to see if there is evidence of an infestation. Remember to also check underneath the refrigerator and inside your kitchen pantry. These are excellent places to set out roach traps. Be sure to check them often. The traps that seem to catch the most roaches will indicate the areas that you need to focus your efforts.

Apply Roach Spray

Insect sprays available in stores aren’t as effective or long-lasting as what you get when you hire a professional pest control company in Memphis. Once you have an idea where the roaches are coming from, these areas need to be sprayed with a commercial-grade insect repellant. When our qualified pest control technicians apply insecticide, we spray the area thoroughly, including the walls, cracks, and corners, to ensure the solution effectively irradiates your pest infestation. The chemicals we use are strong enough to kill any pest that comes in contact with it but safe enough for you and your family, including your pets.

Use Roach Baits

Another roach control technique is to place baits in the affected areas. Roach bait works by attracting the pests as a potential food source. The roaches then take the bait back to their colony, exposing the others to the poison. It works slower than spray but can be used in combination with other insecticide treatments to get rid of roaches in your Memphis apartment. Just like with roach spray, bug baits available for purchase by consumers may not be strong enough to take care of your roach problem. The best way to get rid of roaches in your Memphis home is to hire a professional pest control company. AAA Termite & Pest Control provides year-round pest control services to homes and businesses in Memphis and Cordova.

To learn more about our services or to schedule an inspection, please call AAA Termite & Pest Control at (901) 737-7378. Our qualified technicians are waiting to help you feel safe and comfortable inside your home, without the threat of disease-carrying pests.